Members of the North Brooklyn Boat Club served up some summer fun a few weeks early with their first public boat run of the season on Saturday.
More than 65 Brooklynites showed up to take rides on the Newtown Creek in the boat club’s canoes and kayaks.
“The primary mission is to get as many people in the community interested and excited about water quality issues as possible and to encourage people to consider being full members of the club,” said North Brooklyn Boat Club organizer Peter Tiso. “To do that, we give people their first taste of what it is like being on the water.”
The free public rides are short trips to the mouth of the fetid inlet and back.
Excited boaters ate grilled hotdogs and sausages while they waited on line.
For $40, members get unlimited group paddles, which happen almost daily, for the whole warm season. The free public paddles will happen twice a month until it gets cold again.
For more information visit www.northbrooklynboatclub.org.